The Magic of Christmas is Kindness
Legacy Week 2018
Stetson Mansion reopens February 9th
Fox TV will come to the Stetson Mansion at 7AM on Dec 14th and air 9 segments abouth this year's "Christmas Spectacular!" David Martin will interview JT who will share this years new highlights.
We open Nov 15th for the 7th annual Stetson Mansion "Christmas Spectacular!" Holiday Home Tour. The mansion is currently closed while JT spends 8 weeks creating all new designs and themes for this year. Designer decorations from around the world will adorn the Mansion. A few of this years room themes will be: "A Victorian Christmas and The 200 Anniversary of the Bicycle," "Arrival of the Christ Child," "A Tribute to Elves," "Snow Babies," "Friends of Stetson," "A Salute to the Five Branches of Service," "A Stetson Prairie Christmas" and "Pretty as a Peacock." Visitors will be guided through the first and second floors of the home by a knowledgeable tour guide providing lively commentary as holiday music from the baby grand player piano wafts in the background. The owner/designer might stop in to say hello to your group. Tours will operate at 10:30, 1:30 and 5:00 Nov 15th to Jan 15th. Reservations are required for all tours. Tickets are $25 plus tax. Parking is free.
The annual Stetson Mansion "Christmas Spectacular!" Holiday Home Tour opens November 15th in DeLand, Fl near Orlando. The most elaborate display of Christmas decorations in any private estate in Florida is presented from Nov 15th to Jan 15th. Guided tours of Florida's only "Gilded Age" mansion include elegant and reverent holiday decorations that change each year. This year's theme celebrates the 200th anniversary of the song Silent Night.
For several years now the Stetson Mansion has been the secret venue for those seeking an elegant backdrop for their wedding. There is only one "Gilded Age" mansion in Florida that can offer a such a historic and glamorous setting and the Stetson Mansion will now be permitting more weddings and events on the property. The mansion is featured on sites such as Wedding Wire and the Knot. Several stylized shoots occurred last month. One shoot has been featured on Borrowed and Blue and on the 28th Orange Blossom Bride will showcase the mansion. This comes on the heels of the October Orlando Magazine spread that also featured the mansion on the cover.
The library of the Stetson Mansion appears on the cover of the October issue of Orlando Magazine. Inside there is also a 6 page spread of stunning photos featuring the rich details of the mansion in the background. You can see these photos by clicking the link. The mansion is Florida's most historic home. The Stetson Mansion offers tours and hosts weddings and events.
"It is our great honor and pleasure to bestow this first honorary membership on Michael Solari and JT Thompson to the Stetson Kindred Society with our appreciation for their outstanding work restoring the John B. Stetson Estate and it's reputation as well as their sincere passion to share the very positive legacy of JB Stetson and the Stetson name."